I felt reading about the ‘adjustments’ that happened and the astounding opening ceremony for the Olympics in China. First it was that some part of the fireworks were animated for the folks to look at in the screen. And secondly more jarringly the pretty girl who sang was the same pretty girl who didn’t really sing.
The reaction to this has been relatively muted. For example see this
There is an interesting comment in there how Chinese culture would like to present what looks best rather than the true thing.
I think this is true across the world.
The image has completely taken over.
Truth is sacrificed for honour.